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    pigeon trap mk1

    first go at making a pigeon trap.set it out with the door propped open to get birds used to feeding in it.unable to shoot the pigeons due to horses on the property.any tips or tricks for trapping these rats of the sky.Name:  IMG_0859.jpg
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    Shoot horse first then pigeon
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    first go at making a pigeon trap.set it out with the door propped open to get birds used to feeding in it.unable to shoot the pigeons due to horses on the property.any tips or tricks for trapping these rats of the sky.Attachment 76035Attachment 76036Attachment 76037
    Looking good but I would make the entrance twice as wide and have only the bottom cross bar to make it easier for them to enter. Have to watch them if you have a bit of spare time to make sure the bars aren't too heavy for them to push.

    I used to keep birds a couple after each catch and put them in the trap to speed up the catch of new ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Shoot horse first then pigeon
    problem is some of the nags are worth more than my house.

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    Multi pump air rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Multi pump air rifle.
    you going to loan me one.200 plus pigeons to remove.

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    Pigeons are difficult to trap and soon learn to piss off when you have a gun in your hand

    We poison the bastards.

    Just need to set out a feeding station where other animals kids etc can't get to.

    Have a chat with your local pest control company.

    Nice trap though

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    looked at that stuff that puts them to sleep but the horses they are breeding on one block and the ones in training on the block next door are too valuable to risk anything going wrong.even an air rifle cant be used incase of any ricochet.trap will have to be behind the outrigger hotwire in a corner of the paddocks when all the paddocks are full.middle of next winter I may be able to use an air rifle when most of the breeding horses have gone back to their owners.

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    How about making up a pigeon roost for them and put it up on a roof with doors you can shut, a bit off food around it and when they get used to it and roost for the night, you have got them, shut the doors. Pigeon pie!! I like the cray pot.
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    if it doesn't work as a pigeon trap it will be modified for a crab pot.if it doesn't trap them I might see about that idea of a roost .the pigeons are not nesting there they are just coming in to eat the horse feed but they may roost if I build a big enough one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Pigeons are difficult to trap and soon learn to piss off when you have a gun in your hand

    We poison the bastards.

    Just need to set out a feeding station where other animals kids etc can't get to.

    Have a chat with your local pest control company.

    Nice trap though

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    I agree with Pete. Your box will be more gainfully employed as a feeder station for the pigeons, feed them the poison that puts them to sleep which we discussed earlier in the pigeon-bow-hunting thread. The cage will serve to keep the expensive nags from indulging in the pigeon poison. Good luck.
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